For now it’s back to the planning table for clubs
The financial challenges brought on by the November 7 throw off date have forced managers to push the restart date of the Netball League Division I by a month.
This change should enable clubs to gather the funds that will enable them to assemble teams.
"This meeting was overdue and as managers of the clubs, we needed to know where to start and since the President had allowed us to start playing, it was high time that we met and agreed when to start," NIC team manager Joyceline Ucanda said.
The Uganda Netball Federation's proposed date was too close for comfort and had quite the financial ramifications on clubs that cannot afford the sh240,000 test kits for over 20 players each and officials in the next few weeks.
"According to the deliberations we had today managers were very open very sincere to the challenges on the ground most especially some of the SOPs that are very constraining on their finances like testing the players every two weeks. That is very challenging for teams," she explained.
They successfully pushed back and proposed a December start date which the association will now look into before coming to a good decision best on what the International Netball Federation will demand.
For now it's back to the planning table for clubs who need to assemble teams within this time period that has been given to them.
Since most teams complained that they were using students who went back home to their parents, they can now find ways of bringing their players back in a safe way.